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Closed for winter from 6th June - 6th September 2022

Beetopia & NZ Honey Tasting Shed aim to increase knowledge surrounding New Zealand's unique Ngāro huruhuru  native bees, our Carniolan and Italian honey bees plus of course our selection of NZ honey varietals.

Pollination

Pollination

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Aotearoa's endemic flora abundance produces so many diverse and beneficial honey types, all of which have amazing flavors and health properties, yet not much is known about them.

Beetopia offers visitors the opportunity to learn about pollinators and to see various types of bees (native, honeybees, bumblebees, leafcutters) in their natural habitat while also providing an insight into the  life cycles of each pollinator and how they interact with their surroundings.

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Tastings

During your delicious Honey Tasting experiences, the honey aspects of 'terroir ' which relate to the soil, climate, region and plants are explained before savouring: Rewarewa, Pōhutukawa, Kānuka, Tāmahi, Clover, Multiflora, Tāwari. Honeydew, Mānuka, Lavender and Thyme to mention just a few. 

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Courses

At our Beetopia hands-on learning apiary, indoor classroom & outdoor training facility, we offer group courses - one-on-one private training and educational projects to schools and ECC. We also travel to various locations and offer our services on site.

We stock a range of honey varietals, pure beeswax candles, food wraps & gifts ideas. 

Contact us to enquire about prices and ways to purchase.

FUN FACTS
about our NZ Native Bees

● There are only 27 species of these cute native bees left in NZ
● The are really really tiny and usually black
● They are solitary and fly really fast
● Some native bees blow bubbles to evaporate nectar
● They have short tongues (compared to honeybees)
● Some have funny fluffy faces
● They are often mistaken for flies

181 Omaha Flats Rd, Matakana

Tawharanui Peninsula

nzhoneytastings@gmail.com
btopianz@gmail.com

Tel: 0210 264 9674

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